For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has named Western Illinois University a "Best Midwestern University" and The Princeton Review has named WIU a "Best Midwestern College." Learn more...
For the sixth consecutive year, WIU has been named a "Military Friendly School." The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus - "2015 G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools," Victory Media.
For the fifth consecutive year, WIU has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine. Western, ranked 18th, is the only Illinois public university in the Top 20.